Grand National start time changed back

Many Clouds wins a 2015 Grand National

Jockey Leighton Aspell (right) hermetic his second unbroken Grand National win this year

The 2016 Grand National during Aintree will start an hour after than in prior years, during 17:15 BST, to give fans a improved event to watch a race.

In 2015, 8.9m viewers watched a competition on Channel 4, with some-more than 600m TV viewers tuning in worldwide.

Channel 4’s conduct of TV events Ed Havard said: “The 17.15 container follows a formula round-up on BBC Radio 5 live, providing fans with a event to listen on their journeys home.”

The competition is on Saturday, 9 April.

Havard combined that a pierce “will place a National as a wise consummate of a three-day festival”, that starts on Thursday, 7 Apr during a Liverpool racecourse.

Head of BBC Radio Sport Richard Burgess said: “We demeanour brazen to providing endless rave and undeviating explanation on BBC Radio 5 Live of a Grand National in a new time slot.

“We’ll also have copiousness of time for greeting after a race, with a match Cornelius Lysaght heading a BBC group during Aintree.”

John Baker, Regional Director of a Jockey Club North West, called it an “extremely certain step brazen for a ‘People’s Race’, adding: “This is a certain pierce for a Crabbie’s Grand National and we’re vehement about a probability of showcasing a biggest follow in a universe to a wider inhabitant and tellurian audience.”

A encumber jump for redeeming and pledge jockeys will now be a usually competition that will follow a National, during 18.10 BST.

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